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Sept 11, 1997

Florida State Rallies Past South Alabama

TALLAHASSEE, FL -- The Florida State Women's Soccer team (3-2) fought off a defensive South Alabama squad and rallied to a 2-1 victory over the Lady Jaguars at the Lady Seminole Soccer Field. FSU veteran forward Janna Walkup scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from defender Rachael Watkin for the Seminoles at 79:00 to hand USA (2-1-1) their first loss of the season.

Although the 'Noles outshot the Lady Jaguars 16-8, FSU did not score until the 75:18 mark. Forward April Murphy sent in a shot past USA goalkeeper Bryna Warnock off of a pass by forward Alex Osorio.

USA scored the first goal of the game in the first half when midfielder Shannon Leahy took fellow midfielder Sabrina Thompson's corner kick in for the score at 8:42.

FSU goalkeeper Melissa Juhl tallied five saves on the evening, while USA's Warnock had seven.

SHOTS:          FSU 16, USA 8
CORNER KICKS:   FSU 10, USA 5
GOALIE SAVES:   FSU 5, USA 7
FOULS:          FSU 16, USA 16
OFFSIDES:       FSU 1, USA 3
ATTENDANCE:     538

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